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Majlis Ghorfat Umm Al Sheif, in spite of its small size, is considered to be a special historical monument distinguished by its unique traditional heritage feature. It was established in 1955, to be the summer resort of late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum in the Jumeirah area, which was traditionally famous for its calmness and tranquillity along with its distance from the noise of crowdedness. It is abundant in palm trees and fresh air, hence Sheikh Rashid used to spend some evenings in this divan (Majlis) in solitude or to confer with his advisers to make decisions. The Majlis has been named "Umm Al Sheif" in honour of one of the famous Pearl Fisheries, while the Majlis, with its two-floor building is marked by simplicity and is commensurate with the purpose of its establishment.
Al Ahmadiya School was established in 1912 and remained active until 1962. Located in Al Ras area of Dubai, this museum can be explored in a few hours. This heritage site belongs to wealthy pearl merchant, Shaikh Ahmad Bin Dalmouk, and exhibits life-size creations of the country in the 1970s. It?s worth taking a look round to get an idea of what education used to be like before the introduction of a foreign curriculum. It was the first regular school in Dubai, which was attended by famous pupils including the father of Dubai ? Shaikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum. Built around a large courtyard, the school is a beauty complete with scalloped archways with intricate details.
The earliest form of air-conditioning, the wind-tower, which was used to cool homes in the Gulf, can still be seen in the Bastakiya area, to the east of Al Fahidi Fort where many traditional courtyard houses can be found.
Dubai boasts one of the largest retail gold markets in the workd, selling everything from ingots to intricately worked jewellery at bargain prices. The street-front stores hide alleys of smaller shops with glittering window displays.
Near the mouth of the Creek, Shindagha is the original site from which Dubai grew. Sheikh Saeed's house, the former home of the ruling Maktoum family, has been carefully restored here.The Heritage and Diving Villages provide a rare glimpse of Dubai's traditional culture and lifestyle.
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The narrow lanes of the spice souk are redolent with cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, incense, dried fruit and nuts. Imported from all over the Middle East, they are sold straight out of open sacks that surround the shops, reflecting the rich taste of food in the region.
The Grand Mosque is a mosque in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is located between the textile souk and the Dubai Museum close to a small stream in the Bur Dubai area, just south of the Hindu Temple.
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Hatta Village has been opened after its restoration in 2001. The village is located in the heart of Hatta mountainous area within the emirate of Dubai, about 100 Km away from Dubai City, overlooking two mountains which were traditionally called "Hajaran" or "Hajarin" in olden days. The history of the village dates back to about 2,000 to 3,000 years ago. It has 30 buildings, shops for selling traditional heritage collections, a group of neighbouring farms with a fresh water canal (Falaj) running through them and an archaeological cemetery (closed). The village is a historical monument which is a magnet for tourists from all over the world, where it hosts the events of UAE National Day, Dubai Shopping Festival and Flag Day among others.
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Before skyscrapers spread across the horizon, Dubai was made up of fishing villages and Bedouin communities populated by potters, weavers and pearl divers. When you're ready for a break from the modern world, step into the past by visiting the Heritage and Diving Village, located in Shindagha on the Bur Dubai side of the historic Dubai Creek. This reconstructed village features distinctive palm-and-mud houses and barasti huts where you can watch potters and jewellers practise their craft and sample local cuisine.
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Located in one of the oldest urban sites in Dubai, the Heritage House was established by Mr. Matar Saeed bin Mazina in 1890, to provide a comprehensive description of the nature of local traditional housing with its content, values and the approaches created by man to tackle the everyday life, in addition to dealing with the conditions of the desert environment with its hot and dusty weather, all to obtain physical and moral comfort. The house consists of two floors and it was built of coral, stone, plaster, teakwood, chandal wood, and the fronds and trunks of palm trees.